The Helix Bridge

Marina Bay, Singapore

This bridge provides a pedestrian link across the head of the Singapore River between the city’s existing CBD and new Bayfront district. Responding to an international design competition brief, the concept was to curve the bridge in an arc, so that it arrives fluidly into foreshore promenades on both sides. This plan also allowed the bridge to connect in its centre to an adjacent vehicular bridge’s footpath, while shifting away from it beyond this point of junction. Seeking a delicate lightweight contrast to the vehicular bridge, the concept was for a double helix structure which also enabled the integration of a requested canopy as segmented panels of glass and perforated steel. Illuminated at night by ribbons of LED lighting, the bridge itself has become a drawcard for tourists and local residents.

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Transport Architecture Award, World Architecture Festival Barcelona 2010

In association with
Architects 61 Pte Ltd and Arup
Urban Redevelopment Authority, Singapore Government
Project Status
Completed, 2004-2010
Key Consultants
Tierra Design, Davis Langdon Seah
Contractor / Builder
Sato Kogyo (S) Pte Ltd
Site Area
300m long